The aim of this training manual is to equip you with skills on how to design and install home solar systems. In Kenya, Solar PV systems have a vibrant market. Unfortunately, the sector does not have enough trained and experienced practitioners who can design and install systems. It is dominated by non-specialist technician who have no solar PV training. As a result, most solar systems installed in the country perform poorly and eventually fail, leading to the widespread perception in the market that solar systems do not work. Therefore, the goal of this course is to improve access to training and produce professional technicians in Solar PV System.
This technician training manual is designed for practicing electricians who have basic skills in electrical, mechanical or electronics field. The course lays emphasis on developing practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in basic solar PV technology, products and systems.
Author: Commonwealth of Learning, Kenya
This video provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to install or crimp MC4 connectors. It advises users to purchase an all-in-one kit and highlights the different components of a connector.
The video demonstrates how to strip and crimp the wire to the connector and how to assemble both a positive and negative wire. It also emphasizes the importance of labeling connector parts to avoid mistakes.
Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.
Similar job titles: Installer, Photovoltaic Installer (PV Installer), PV Design Technician (Photovoltaic Design Technician), Solar Designer, Solar Installer, Solar Installer Technician, Solar Photovoltaic Installer (Solar PV Installer), Solar Technician
Author: Industrial Training Fund, Technical & Vocational Skills Training Department, Nigeria
This is a free public 1-hour webinar about the basics of solar photovoltaic systems for commercial and residential use. This session will discuss:
- The process of converting the sun’s energy to electrical energy
- Understanding amps, volts, watts, and efficiency in the perspective of solar installations
- Overview of best practices for maintenance and care of solar photovoltaic panels
PVsyst is designed to be used by architects, engineers, and researchers. It is also a very useful educative tool. This video lesson includes a detailed contextual help menu that explains the procedures and models that are used, and offers a user-friendly approach with a guide to develop a project.
Rural areas depend on agriculture and need to access renewable sources of energy to make a sustainable living. Agricultural processing such as irrigation, poultry lighting, and pest control do not require high energy output and solar photovoltaic cells are a proven choice as an energy source.
Since farming and agriculture consume a large amount of electricity for irrigation, plowing, greenhouses, heating and cooling of buildings that house livestock, and dairy operations, utility bills can drain the budget. But, with solar power, while the upfront cost may be high, farmers will benefit in the long term. This free ebook chapter explores the use of solar technology in agriculture and its benefits.Author: IntechOpen